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RM: From Streetwear To High Fashion – A Style Evolution

He experienced the onset of puberty. RM has undergone a remarkable transformation, which is guaranteed to crush your soul if it has not already.

RM: From Streetwear To High Fashion - A Style Evolution
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Kim Namjoon, aka RM. This name has been well-known ever since June 13, 2013, when he made his debut with BTS as a singer, rapper, and leader of the group. The “Still Life” singer has been a shining example of knack and versatility every time he has performed on stage.

In honor of his 29th birthday, we look back on his meteoric rise from streetwear to high fashion. He experienced the onset of puberty. RM has undergone a remarkable transformation, which is guaranteed to crush your soul if it has not already.

Style Evolution Of RM

Style Evolution Of RM
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RM, leader of the Korean boy band BTS, has gone through a remarkable fashion metamorphosis in recent years, going from being the most street-savvy when it comes to fashion to expressing his love for Japanese streetwear labels WTAPS, Neighborhood, and Yamamoto.

Besides being the only brand ambassador for the Italian luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta, RM has come a long way. As the K-pop fandom BTS ARMY celebrates the birthday of the 29-year-old idol, we cannot help but take a closer look at his fashion transition.

The way Rap Monster’s tone has changed since he first appeared on the scene is indicative of his openness to new trends while remaining true to his signature look. In an interview, he said style is all about attitude, and the most important thing is to try, buy, and incorporate things into yourself.

Fashion Icons: Who Influences RM’s Wardrobe?

RM’s ability to seamlessly blend streetwear with luxury has made him a fashion icon, and BTS ARMY eagerly awaits his next style evolution. He idolizes Whanki and Hyong Keun and always tells fans to “wear their outfits comfortably and proudly”.

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His effortless combination of urban elements with a laid-back vibe in his signature oversized hoodies, caps, and sneakers made him an instant fashion icon when BTS made their dazzling debut.

As his self-assurance grew along with the success of the South Korean boy band, he quickly gained a reputation as a trendsetter for his daring use of bright colors, striking accessories, and attention-grabbing patterns.

Growth Of RM As A Class Pinnacle

Without a doubt, the rapper and his unique sense of style set him apart from the rest of the group, and he eventually placed at #79 on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018” list.

As BTS’s collaborations with major fashion houses progressed and the septet was named brand ambassador for Fila in 2019, among other partnerships with streetwear giants, RM demonstrated his growing influence in the fashion industry by frequently putting his spin on the designs.

In the years that followed, he became a front-row regular at major fashion shows after being spotted wearing high-end labels like Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Givenchy.

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RM, a true fashion chameleon, was able to effortlessly switch between streetwear and high fashion, but his versatility as a fashionista extended to eco-friendly fashion as well, reflecting his dedication to sustainability.

Fans and fashion experts alike now closely monitor the singer of “Wild Flower” to see what he wears because of his advocacy for eco-friendly and sustainable brands and his efforts to bring attention to environmental issues in the fashion industry.

Moreover, outfits at red carpet events, runway shows, and even everyday appearances never fail to make headlines, solidifying his position as a bona fide fashion icon. If you are as in tune with fashion as we are, you cannot help but be enamored by his star power.

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Pooja is a savvy content writer and an aspiring poetess. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. Her field of interest is entertainment, and she is a huge BTS fan. In her spare time, Pooja enjoys watching a wide variety of dramas from many countries, including Korean, Chinese, Turkish, Thai, and Japanese productions. She names Chris Hemsworth, RDJ, Chris Evans, and Ian Somerhalder among her favorite actors. Aside from writing, music, particularly K-pop, is her therapy. Pooja, who hopes to become a well-rounded creator, also works as an honorary reporter for, where she spreads the word about career opportunities in South Korea and also promotes Korean culture, sports, tourism, and the Hallyu wave as part of her job.

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